Eric Woernle - Principal/Headmaster

The Principal/Headmaster is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school.  He is responsible for ensuring the classical mission and high academic standards of the school through oversight, chairing the Curriculum Committee, research and other methods.  He works closely with teachers in monitoring the curriculum implementation in the classroom and encouraging continuous teacher education and improvement.  He is responsible for mentoring the shepherding of the students' interaction with parents on student issues.  

In addition to his duties as Principal/Headmaster, Mr. Woernle is the Boys Soccer Coach.

Eric is now in his third year as Principal/Headmasterl, but is no stranger to GCA, having taught Logic, Latin, and Omnibus (Middle Ages through the Reformation) the first two years of GCA (2004 - 2006).  In addition, he taught fifth grade at Providence Center for Classical Studies.  His wife, Tara, taught second and third grades at GCA during those years.

Eric earned a B.A. in History, a M.A. in Christianity and Classical Studies, and a M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning History.  Before coming back to GCA in 2015, Eric served our country through the United States Army for eight years.  His last position in the Army was as Logistical Planner - Brigate 1v1, Officer in Charge stationed at Fort Meade, MD. 

Eric is married to Tara and they have three daughters who are students at GCA in 1st, 3rd, and 6th grades.  They welcomed a baby boy to the family in September 2016.  This is Mr. Woernle's sixth year at GCA.

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Jenny Spears - Dean of Academics / Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Spears earned a B.S. in Home Economics and an M.S. in Education both from Georgia Southern College (now University.) In addition to being the Dean of Academics, and Guidance Counselor, Jenny also teaches a Study Skills class to 7th grade students. Jenny previously was a K5 teacher, 5th/6th grade teacher, board member and Dean of Faculty at GCA.  She has 24 years of teaching experience and two years of academic advising experience as Diploma Consultant at Veritas Press Online Academy in PA.  Jenny and her husband Robert are members at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church.  This is Mrs. Spears eighth year at GCA.

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Nancy Blough - Admissions and Marketing Director

Mrs. Blough helped start Greenville Classical Academy in 2004 and served as a board member and Treasurer from 2004 - 2007.  She served as Athletic Director from 2008 - July 2014 and Upper School Director starting in July 2010 when the Upper School transitioned to a University-Model School.  She has been GCA's Admissions Director since January 2014.  She is also the Marketing Director and maintains the GCA website.  She received a B.S. in Business Education with a minor in English from Bob Jones University. Nancy and her husband of 30 years, Hudson, live in Greer, SC and are members of Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church.  They have three children.  Their youngest son started attending GCA in kindergarten and is now a senior at GCA. She enjoys photography, dogs, traveling and a good cup of tea.  This is Mrs. Blough's 15th year at GCA.

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Jessica MacQuarrie -  Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Miss MacQuarrie earned a B.S. in Speech Education from Northland International University and an M.A. in Theater Arts from Bob Jones University. She previously taught Fundamentals of Speech at BJU.  In addition to being the Volunteer and Event Coordinator, Jessica teaches Drama to 1st - 8th grade students and Rhetoric - Public Speaking to high school students.  This is Miss MacQuarrie's fourth year of teaching at GCA and her third year as Volunteer and Event Coordinator.


Jennifer McDonald - Office Manager

Mrs. McDonald has a B.S. in Christian Education.  She has taught in Christian private schools while having some experience in home school co-ops.  She and her husband Chris have two children who are students at GCA in 9th grade and 7th grade. They moved from Florida to the Upstate in 2016. This is Mrs. McDonald's second year as Office Manager and her third year at GCA.